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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 9, 1916, Mason City, Iowa                                3JWIOEAWEEK WIBJEICM For Business office call S3 For Editorial Itooms Call 88 GlobeGazette Telephones TTV REPORTS BY WIRE EACH DAY OF THE IMPORTANT EVENTS OF THE NEWS NOT YESTERDAYS Unsettled weather tonight probably snow flurries colder WCSt mid Central portion Ill OL XXIII MASON CITY IOWA THUIISDAY MARCH 0 1910 NO 120 HUNDRED MEXICANS ATTACK COLUMBUS NKW MEXICO EARLY TODAY TAKING TOWN 15 Y SURPRISE HOljSES BURNED THEIR INMATES SHOT AS THEY INTO THE STREETS Raiders Finally Driven OSS by Three Troops of the Thir teenth Cavalry nit Not Un til Many Had Perished fSpeelal to The AYasliingtou March is the White House tiiat vigoious steps will taken u punish the Villa Special to TUe GlobeGazette I March 0 Five hundred VUlu bandits tit tacked this point at oclock this morniiig nucl killed u muii ler of civilians men and women nud held possession of the tmva for hour u half driven bjr three troops of the thir ieentli cavalry They ietreateU tit 6YOO oclock leaving 1 vlargo number of JS were killed Their bodies dotted tho street they had boon posted picking oil Americans as theyemerged pellmell out of tfielr dwellings and hotels There appeared to bo no wounded Sov eiiil guests liiiriied to death the Central hotel which was ono of the first buildings fired by Villas men Mexican bandits standing outside the flaming building shot denvn A li Rit chie proprietor of tfio hotel and W R Walker guest as they at tempted to dash out of doors Both were dead when incited up and O O Miller a drug stove owner was shot as ho fried to enter the floor of HLO Hoover hotel an adobe structure whose inud walls protected a score of cowering women and children who remained in the rooms while a howling mob of bandits surged tliroiigh the surrounding streets Although they first attacked he camp of the Thirteenth cav alry it suffered little although a iiHmlKM ot American soldiers were killed or tvounded A nunilror of cavalry horses were ridden off by the Mexicans as back toward Mexico after daylight The attack was a complete surprise Villa deceiving all au thorities by telegram to Hachlta X night say ing tliat he was at the Nogales ranch la Chihnahuu iienr the border at least fortyfour miles from here This telegram was signed ostensibly by the Ameri can caretaker of the ranch and stated that Villa was at the ranch house AH the while however Villa was making his way from Has ques Gramles ranch about twen tyfive miles southwest of here A Mexican scout gave an Intlnuu tloii of this He reported last night tliat he saw two parties of Villas men moving eastward train Basques riiitcli to ward Pnlomns on abandoned Oarranza outpost sly miles cH rectly south of here Colonel H J Slocum com manding the thirteenth cavalry had a heavy patrol of two troops of cavalry at Gibbons ranch The Carranza customs gpards the border gates throe miles south of Columbus had dug a few rifle pKs for fifty Oarranxa soldiers who fled from Palomas when Villa appeared in the vicinity sev wal days ago Villa came over the lino at this point apparently and the Oarranza soldiers are reported to have Joined the Villa forces Deploying his men in open order Villa aeht them up a deep ditch run nlng from the border paralleling the iond skirting the United States army camp customs house and railroad station The fight began here Tlio families of A L Rlgga customs oC flcer that of Tager station agent 1 if the El PHBO and Southwestern Special to The GlobeGazette Washington March first reports of the Mexican raid on Col umbus wore received at the White House while President Wilson was having his first conference with New B Buker the new secretary of 1 war The raid has started a new agi tation in congress where those who havo opposed the administrations Mexican policy openly charged that Hie attack was proof of their repeat ed declarations that the Ciirranza government was Impotent to deal with tlie situation and fulfilment their predictions that out rage like the recent Cusi massacre in which sixteen Americans were killed by Villa bandits when they held up a train was only a question of time There are indications that the Col umbus massacre would undoubtedly be a signal for another In tlie senate where the opponents of the administrations policy are most active At the White House after the pres ident and Baker discussed the re ports briefly the president decided that the new war should take office Hefstgiiea Bakers commission and the new sec retary went to his office where lie was sworn in One of the probable courses moat discussed Is to send American troops over the line to clean out the bau dils Railroad were In the midst of it but no member of either was hurt Riggs and his wife and two children barri caded themselves iti the living quar ters of the customs house Jager and his wife children barricaded themselves In the railroad station Lieutenant Casteman officer of the day turned out all men remaining In camp Shrieking battie yells the Mexicans in overwhelming numbers rushed sav agely Into town north of the rail road tracks A courier was sent to Major Lindsley at Gibbons ranch fifteen miles east to bring up tlie troopers posted there The first vol ley of the rifles awoke the towns people Villa personally was said to have been seen by a number of Amer icans urging on ht3 men He cut the telegraph wires east to TCI Paso to prevent any calls for American troops stationed there Telephones were also put out of commission While part of his forces fought the hastily rallied American troops Villa aent out snippers and house burners Snipers were posted in front of frame buildings set on fire who shot inmates as they sought refuge from the fast destroying flames Several buildings were des troyed In this way These Mexicans moved deliberately in the darkness Lighting lamps by householders and hotel guests startled out of sound sleep by the rifle fusillade promptly brought a shower of bullets Every house In town and every window ap peared to be hit from once to a dozen times The civilians armed them selves and from various vantage points within their homes answered the shots of the Mexicans Some bandits Bought to entice the Americans streets by speak ing English T S Dean was caught in this way A Mexican who spoke ex cellent English called to him Dean emerged from the rtoorway Tlis reply in English betrayed him to bo au American and brought his death In stantly Major Frank Tompkins with two troops of tlie thirteenth cavalry Is said to have crossed the border In pursuit of the retreating Mexicans Troop O stationed at border gate south of here caught the retreating Mexicans on the flank and killed eighteen of the raiders Corporal VVi sall of the same troop killed here was shot through the right eye Lieutenant Benson was wounded Colonel Slocums revolver was snot out of hia hand aa he emerged from his quarters The bullet dented the colonels weapon making it useless Bandits Headed West Douglas March 9 More than eight hundred Mexican bandits passed Mimbrea N the first sta tion west of Columbus this morn ing headed west towards Hachlta M according to a message receiv ed here from dispatchers of the El OF AFFAIRS William H Hathorn THOSK WHO IIEAKU HIM KX 1LAIX BOND ISSUE METH OD WILL GO HOME FAVORING IT COUNTY FINANCE GRAVEL SURFACE ROADS Would Not Increase Present Head Taxes at All Merely Make Future Levies Avail able at Tins Time Three hundred farmers repre senting township in the county listened for two hours to Hon D Norris editor trf the Miirslmlltown TimesRepublicnn and member of Governor Clarkes special good roads commission as he talked of the plan to hard sur fitce the roads of Oerro Gordo coun ty and the way to do the work in the near future over a period four years and by bonding pay for aim iuu mSi3 UL vans alter them without costing the farmers I several heavy attacks accompanied a cent more for road tax than they by Intense artillery fire nnd violent are now paying Mr iXorria spoke infantry assaults according to the of the work being done in Hartlin I Preucli official statement savg county Clay county and other the attackers were completely dufeat Paso and Southwestern railroad at Mlmbres More Washington March state department Is understood to have begun to draft a memorandum to Geuerul Carranza on the Columbus massacre The memorandum is be ing prepared with a view to HB dis patch In case Secretary Lansing de cides to present the case to Car ranza Have Crossed Border Columbus March bodies of Mexican raiders had been gathered and burned before noon Officials reported that scores more were in the brush Major Lindaley stationed at the Qtbson ranch aent three troops of calvary across the border to reinforce Major Tompklna who went in pursuit of the raiders ij MAKKS REPOIOT WOK THE RAID El Paso Texas March of ficial report from Colonel Slocum of the Thirteenth cavalry commanding the troops at Coluniibus to his com manding officer at Douglas follows The camp was attacked at this morning by a force of from eight hundred to one thousand Mexicans witha machine gun platoon from across the border The attack waa repulsed and at a m tlhe Mexicans retreated to warda the border to the southeast I have sent mounted troops In pursuit Several buildings were burned In the town So far as known the arniy loss has been three killed and four wounded A number of civilians were killed in town A number of dead Xfexicaa soldiers are lying around the town and camp All firing has ceased No help is Move More Troops Douglas Ariz March squad ron of the Seventh United States cav airy and a machine gnu troop were ordered to proceed immediately to San Bernardino eighteen milea east of The Tenth United States cavalry stationed at Naco and troops at Fort Huachucha are ordered held In readiness McADOO GOING TO CONFIDENCE Washington March of the Treasury and Mrs McAcloo ex pect to leave tomorrow on their trip to South America Mr and Mra An drew J Peters Mr Paul Warburg and other officials and their families will also go on the trip During the absence of her parents little Miss Ellen Wilson McAdob will be a guest at the White House in the partic ular core of Mrs Wilson aud Miss Margaret Wilson Disagreement Theatre Case Jury That Heard lOvldonce Against Heffnor Kvenly Divided as to tlie Breach of IMW Hopelessly split throe ot Its mem bers voting for conviction and the other three for acquittal the Jury In the cose ot f M Heffner man ager of the Bijou theatre charged with violating the Sunday closing law by opening his theatre last Sun day was late yesterday afternoon discharged by Justice Stanbevy aa unable to agree Half of the jury conteded that the law forbids Sunday shows and that there jvas a violation and the other half that shows are as much or more a necessity aa any other places which are allowed to keep open on the Sabbath The Information against Heffnor was filed late Tuesday by R E Pauley and getting a Jury waa bo gun early Wednesda morning Trial of the case lasted practically all day That the theatre was actually op ened was proven by Ed Wagner H E MJney and Miss Mabel Barney cashier at the Bijou Alias Barney testified that there wore IHOl ad missions Sunday Rev C H Do Voe testified concerning warning Heffner not to open at the confer ence at the city hall last Saturday Heffner took the stand In his own behalf explained his reasons for op ening the theatre Sunday He as serts that It Is demanded by his patrons and that he had been ad vised by attorneys that Us operation would violate no law He pointed out that the films he shows are always clean and closely censored with anything whioh might be In the slightest objectionabCo elimin ated The attorneys for the state and the defense havo not yet decided up on a time for a second trial of the case Special to The GlobeGazette Berlin March declar ed war on Portugal at oclock yesterday afternoon and handed passports to the Portuguese minister Horse anil Buggy Struck Trnin and Dragged Fifteen With out KiighiCcr Knowing U UP ANOTHKIt SOUTH DAKOTA TRACT Washington March row approximately acres In South Dakota will become subject to entry in 320 acre tracts the enlarged homestead Tho land is nonirrigable fn character and located In six counting in the western part of the state iSpecial to The I kyle March 9 Another freak accident was added to the his toty of mlddiewestern railroading last night when soutdbound Illinois Central passenger train struck a horso and buggy driven by Clifford Leidall dragged the outfit fifteen rods and Injured the home and the driver without the engineer knon ing that anything had happened The train never Blackened speed which seemed conclusive proof that the en gine crew did not know they had struck anything The accident haponed at the road crossing at Mona In Mitchell county a mile south of the Iowa line about the same distance from here Ixjidall had spent the evening at a nearby farm and was driving home about thlg morning He underestimated the speed of the fast moving express train and got onto the crossing Just in time to be hit Ho has a broken collar bono and a cut on the head but no other Injur ies The buggy waa badly demolish ed and the horao somewhat Injured but not badly enough to preveot Its running far from the scene of the accident The freaklahness the accident was noj lessened by the fact that the horse was lost until noon today when it was fouud wandering sbout thn country LALU CAPTURE OF VILLAGE AND KCWJ KSS OF LAS1 MG1IT IAKIS VVAU OFFICE HAYS ATTACK WAS U Asserts Thai the UVm IJctufcii Wmiau rnojit and Allrr ScviMal Ileavv Special to he Paris March 0 Tlit Cioi t have repulsed between Uouau uiont and the village of Vaux aftef counties and after he had finished and turned himself into a question box which consumed one of the two hours Hon Arthur Piuktord offered a resolution asking the board of supervisors to adopt the Clay county system and gravel ev ery mile of county system roads and issue bonds for the same when ever the adjacent property owners for a series of from seven to ton miles will pay a bonus of per Mr Norrls had the estimates from the county engineer showing that the roads could be graveled iu the most approved fashion for per mile and with tbo pres ent rate of taxation with the na tural increase of the automobile tax that all of the 128 miles of county roads In the county system could thus be hard surfaced fin ished in four yenrs and that in four more years the roads the bonds and the interest could all he paid for and cancelled This in cludes grading and trenching with a thick surface ot gravel In the middle of the road nine faot wide with shoulders of lesser depth Mr Norris told of his visits to all of the states where the roads havie been tested and gave such definite and convincing informa tion that he had the entire body of men with htm In his views and if any came to object they went away converted to the bonding scheme as he portrayed it and there is likely to be some keen rivalry as to which ten miles of road will come across first with their contribution of per mile and begin the work this spring The Clear Lake delegation taking in the townships of Clear Lake Lake Grant and Union num bered over forty and something may be looked for from that part of the road system inside of a week Mr Norris is a viery con vincing speaker his frank nud hearttoheart way of talking easily amelioratiiig any tendency of any one getting fussy or belligerent Tlie meeting was the greatest farmers good roads meeting ever held in the city or perhaps the county Tiq Resolution following resolution was of 9erett by Arthur Plckfor aud unani mously adopted Bl2 IT RESOLVED That the boaVd of supervisors of Cerro Gordo county permanently grade and gravol the entire county road sys tem and issue bonds for the ox expontse in excess of current county road revenues provided that fluid board tc convinced that the bonds can be paid with interest without any IncMase in taxation BE IT ALSO UESOLVron That the permanent Improvement of any road confers more benfit to the lands abutting and the towns serv ed than to property more remote and therefore the board of super visors should begin such dork first upon the roads for which the pub lic will contribute not less than per ed after having pcnelratud I lie vil lage of Vaux Berlin March village nnd armored fort of Vaux northeast of Verdun has been captured by tha Germans the war office anouiiuced The announcement says that in addi tion to the village and fort of Vaux numerous adjoining fortified tlons were captured Tbo was made in the night by the Paseu reserves regiments IJOHKCH Great Berlin March iloraht military expert of the Vosstsche Zel tung estimates that French losses in the fighting ivromid Verdun are ap proximately S 00 He gays that more French wore muda prisoners AUMOU Special to The GloheGiuotto Washington March sen ate today voted fiftyfive to tn to take up Senator Tillmans billto pro vide for the construction of a govern ment armor plate plant TlfKRK AMERICAXS ARK Fnto of Men Captured by Villn Few Ago Is Ixjitrned Special to Tbo GlobeGazette Columbus N March thur McKlnney foreman of the Pulo nas ranch William Corbett and Ta3 3Noill tho Americans captured by Villa Tuosday were hanged and their 0dles burned according to Informa tion received here The hanging oc curred whea the bandits raided the cattle herd of Boaques Grandes ranch MKKT Salem March Ore gon Irrigation drainage and rural credits conference opened hero to day at the capital T Brewer is presiding The gathering ia ono of the moat Important ever held iu this state for it is believed by the leading men of the atato that i policy of irri gation and drainage will assure the settlers and bring a big Increase in population and production IN Brunswick Mar n Bruns wick is to have a double banging to morrow Two negroes condomniid for murder of members of their own race will be hanged Ashley Poiland convicted of wlfomurder and Aaron Williams who killed a nogro constable were seiitcncd to die on March 10 by Juclgo ThomaH In the Superior Court URADKOUI SC Hnmpton March fl The contract for the erection of tbo new school building of the Independent district of Bradford was secured liy E Sargent of this city Tie building fs to be 10x53 feet one story abovo a high basement wltt sienm etc In the basement will be loitrui the healing plunt nuuiuel trainitrr and domestic science dipar merits and above Is to be two lasu rooms anrl a library It will he thoroughly modern joiistrunted of brltjlt mid lo cated on a choice site Nmth Senator Rerjills ilff refflslntion Ho Hmi Introduced In CongiiHH Special to The GloboOjuetlo Washington March 9 Senalnr McCutuber republican ot Xorth Du kota today withdrew his resolution to warn American citizens off armed ships stating that he thought that Americans had beon effectively waiu jd and that pendency o his resolu tion might embarrass diplomatic ne gotiations   

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